Marlee Matlin

Actress Marlee Matlin

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Marlee Matlin remains a champion for disabled actors, 30 years after winning her Oscar
LATimes - about 1 year
When Marlee Matlin was a teenager, she didn’t care about the Academy Awards. She never watched the ceremony, opting for Miss America or reading Tiger Beat magazine.  But after being cast in a stage production of “Children of a Lesser God” at 19 and winning the lead actress Oscar for that same...
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This Is What The Oscars Looked Like In 1987
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Discovering Deafness Through Children's Literature
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Literature is one of the most powerful ways we come to understand society and our place in it. Through books, children learn about relationships, conflicts, empathy, morality, and how to classify their own emotions. Stepping into the lives of fictional characters, kids can experience a wide array of influential events in a very meaningful way-- travel, adventure danger, love, loss, death-- expanding their perspective, while remaining in a safe environment. When choosing books for young children, then, it is important to consider the reality that is presented. Does your child's library reflect the multiculturalism of the world we live in? Books that feature deaf/ hard of hearing characters or protagonists should be added to every child's collection! Whether you are the parent of a deaf child or the parent of a hearing child, introducing developing young minds to deafness can help cultivate an appreciation for human diversity. 10 Reasons There Should Be Deaf Characters In Your ...
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In Defense of Human Hillary
Huffington Post - over 1 year
And Trump is just a pig. I am a good person. And, being a good person, I consider it a near certainty that you are also a good person. No kidding -- almost everybody we know is good. I am sure that almost everybody in the Republican Party is essentially good, even though I love Barack Obama, another person we have overwhelming evidence is essentially good. What is funny and ironic about what I have just said is how true and correct it is while at the same time being so completely disagreed with by almost everybody encountering it. Republicans ask, "Obama is good? Hillary is good?" Democrats ask, "Republicans are good? Paul Ryan is good?" Even Donald Trump? Now... I did say almost everybody. Being human and good, I am struck by how many flaws I have. I wash and so forth, but I am perhaps the messiest person alive -- Oscar Madison territory, except for the food. Like, you will never find a half-eaten sandwich in my old pants pocket, but you might find a small ...
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In Donald Trump's America, People With Disabilities Are 'Retards' To Be Mocked
Huffington Post - over 1 year
With each new revelation of a callous comment or misdeed from his past, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump alienates part of America’s population. This week’s target: people with disabilities — especially those who are deaf. Trump repeatedly called Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin “retarded” and directed demeaning sexual comments toward her on his show “The Apprentice” back in 2011, according to The Daily Beast. Trump would mock the sound of Matlin’s voice and treat her as if she were intellectually disabled. Matlin is deaf and uses American Sign Language to communicate. Matlin responded to the report on Friday, tweeting a statement that the word “retarded” is abhorrent to her, and that discrimination is a serious issue for millions of people in the U.S. who are deaf or hard of hearing. She promised she would use her voice to make herself heard in the election. My response to recent media reports - Marlee. pic.twitter.com/Mkrbh47dUO — Marlee Matlin (@Marlee...
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Marlee Matlin Responds To Reports Donald Trump Mocked Her For Being Deaf
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf, issued a statement Friday in response to The Daily Beast’s report that Donald Trump repeatedly referred to her as “retarded” during her time on “Celebrity Apprentice.”  “The term is abhorrent and should never be used,” Matlin said. “The fact that we are talking about this during a very important moment in history has upset me deeply.”  The Academy Award–winning actress, who appeared on Trump’s reality show in 2011, explained that Trump’s words reflected the “discrimination and misunderstanding” millions of people like her face every day. Though Trump has yet to respond to The Daily Beast’s report, he has a storied history of using the offensive slur.  But instead of stooping to Trump’s vulgar level in her statement, Matlin went out on a very Michelle Obama–like “When they go low, we go high” moment.  “So, what’s my response? It’s not about insults or taking each other down,” the actress said. “As a person who is Deaf, as a woman, as a ...
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Marlee Matlin Responds To Reports Donald Trump Mocked Her For Being Deaf
The Huffington Post - over 1 year
Actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf, issued a statement Friday in response to The Daily Beast’s report that Donald Trump repeatedly referred to her as “retarded” during her time on “Celebrity Apprentice.”  “The term is abhorrent and should never be used,” Matlin said. “The fact that we are talking about this during a very important moment in history has upset me deeply.”  More...
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Lady Gaga Will Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Here's another reason to go gaga for the Super Bowl this Sunday: Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem before the game on Feb. 7.  The NFL announced Tuesday that the "Pokerface" singer will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos. She’ll be singing alongside Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin, who will perform in American Sign Language during the anthem. That's quite an act to follow for the half-time show performers, Beyonce and Coldplay.  It's only fitting that a Super Bowl 50 performance is the next stop for Gaga in her 2016 takeover.  Earlier Tuesday, the news broke that she will perform an "experimental tribute" to the late singer and cultural icon David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and she's already nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga also scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original...
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Lady Gaga Will Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Here's another reason to go gaga for the Super Bowl this Sunday: Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem before the game on Feb. 7.  The NFL announced Tuesday that the "Pokerface" singer will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where the Carolina Panthers will take on the Denver Broncos. She’ll be singing alongside Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin, who will perform in American Sign Language during the anthem. That's quite an act to follow for the half-time show performers, Beyonce and Coldplay.  It's only fitting that a Super Bowl 50 performance is the next stop for Gaga in her 2016 takeover.  Earlier Tuesday, the news broke that she will perform an "experimental tribute" to the late singer and cultural icon David Bowie at the Grammys on Feb. 15, and she's already nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Til It Happens To You.” Lady Gaga also scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original...
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'The World Is Emptier Now': Celebrity Fans And Friends Pay Tribute To David Bowie
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The world was stunned early Monday morning with the news of a legend’s passing: David Bowie, artistic chameleon and Grammy-winning songwriter, died after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69. In the wake of the news, Twitter and Facebook were overwhelmed with tributes from Bowie fans around the world. From U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and British astronaut Tim Peake to some of the planet's most influential entertainers, there was a deluge of love and awe for the extraordinary man:  I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) January 11, 2016 Saddened to hear David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer – his music was an inspiration to many. @DavidBowieReal — Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) January 11, 2016 Stunned and sad. The world is emptier now, and all they stars crashing down. My love and sympathies to @ManMad...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marlee Matlin
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 49
    In September 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the revival production of the musical Spring Awakening.
  • 2010
    Age 44
    On July 26, 2010, Matlin signed a speech at an event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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    On March 29, 2010, Matlin uploaded the pilot to YouTube and launched a viral marketing campaign.
    In 2010, Matlin produced a pilot for a reality show entitled My Deaf Family, which she presented to various national network executives.
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  • 2009
    Age 43
    On November 8, 2009, Matlin appeared on Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein.
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    On May 6, 2009, Matlin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2008
    Age 42
    On February 18, 2008, it was announced that Matlin would participate as a competitor in the sixth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
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    In January 2008, she appeared on Nip/Tuck as a television executive.
  • 2007
    Age 41
    On February 4, 2007 and February 7, 2016, Matlin interpreted the "Star Spangled Banner" in American Sign Language at Super Bowl XLI in Miami, Florida and at Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, respectively.
  • 2006
    Age 40
    In 2006, she played a deaf parent in Desperate Housewives.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 38
    She also hosted the 3rd annual Festival for Cinema of the Deaf in Chicago, October 15–18, 2004.
    In 2004, she starred in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!? as Amanda.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    In 2002, Matlin published her first novel, Deaf Child Crossing, which was loosely based on her own childhood.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 28
    She was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to the Corporation for National Service and served as chair of National Volunteer Week.
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  • 1993
    Age 27
    Matlin married Burbank police officer Kevin Grandalski on August 29, 1993, at the home of actor Henry Winkler, five days after her 28th birthday.
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  • 1989
    Age 23
    In 1989, she played a deaf widow in Bridge to Silence.
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  • 1987
    Age 21
    Matlin attended the 1987 Oscars to present the Academy Award for Best Actor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on August 24, 1965.
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